bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
500 ml bottle with 17.07.2012 stamped on it, label says best before 2015. Served in a goblet, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, the brew smells like candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and a bit of pear. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and sticky with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, and I wouldn’t mind trying it again sometime in the future. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at gingerman. The least favorite of the night. Belgian candied sugar.. Not completely balances GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Pours a deep clear copper with a big creamy beige head that recedes slowly to a solid cap.
Aroma is very sweet with lots of cane sugar and caramel malts. Plenty of booze soaked fruits, plums and raisins especially.
Taste is more of the same though it’s actually a little less sweet than I was expecting. There is lots of cola-like sweetness with cane sugar, various dark fruits and vanilla. There is more of the Belgian yeast coming through which evens the sweetness a bit.
Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and well carbonated.
I really thought this was going to be a diabetes-inducing beer given the title and the nose but the taste is more balanced than that. Really solid Belgian dark. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as 1 oz sampler before my friends showed up at Bad Apple in Chicago, IL. Appearance like cola, huge bubbly tan head, cloudy coke like brown. Aroma mostly of sugar, light fruit, definitely has that burnt sugar smell. Taste is very interesting, extremely sweet, retains a fruit like quality that is tropical, there is a caramel like quality to it, but it doesn’t taste especially malty. The name of the beer describes the flavor pretty well. Impressive. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber/red, with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and fruit. Flavor is brown sugar, malt, fruit, and alcohol. Heavy body, long, sweet palate.
ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2012
Gedronken met dutchdrebus en benzai. Licht bruine schuimkraag. Kastanjebruin van kleur. Smaakt heel zoet, koffie, caramel beetje bitter. kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
Nose is heavy rotten fruit, sweet malt, broad caramel, weak alcohol, feel is medium wine-like, carb is very low, taste is medium alcohol, hazel, heavy caramel and some rotten fruit. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle at SIBF. Pours a cola brown. Rum and raw sugar on the nose. Boozy sweet flavor, with some wood, a good amount of rum, and dark fruit. It has a bit of a harsh palate, though -- somewhat tinny. This was a bit of a disappointment. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On draft at Prohibition Taproom. Pours brown and hazy. Aroma is Belgian yeast, candy sugar, sweet malt, raisin. Light malt flavor, candy sugar, raisin, and yeast. Average mouthfeel. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
500 ml bottle - pours marroon brown with glazing head and long sugary legs. Aroma of nuts, honey, iron, slight clove. Medium body with a lot of sweetness, some sharpness as well but a rather bland taste - I miss the excitement...